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Can You Be Held Personally Liable for Business Debt in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Starting, building, and growing a business is a great way to support yourself and your community. Of course, owning a business is not without its risks. As any business owner can tell you, not every opportunity works out as planned. It is crucial that Florida business owners know how to protect their rights and… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Reaffirms Power of Forum Selection Clause in Contracts

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 6th, 2017, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal released a decision in the case of Inspired Capital, LLC v. Conde Nast. The underlying dispute in the case centered on the applicability of a forum selection clause that was contained within a licensing agreement. Upon review, the court upheld the lower court’s ruling… Read More »

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Florida Employment Law: What is a Clawback Provision?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A clawback provision allows an employer to take back money that has already been distributed to one of the firm’s employees. In the context of employment law, clawbacks provisions are most frequently included in contracts with executives who may receive bonuses or other incentives for performance. Though, other employees may also potentially have clawback… Read More »

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Florida Commercial Contract Disputes: What’s Actually in the Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In today’s world, business moves quickly. Often, the realities of the market require companies to enter into commercial transaction without ever sitting down and drafting a contract. In many cases, the two companies will send each other form contracts and simply move forward with the transaction. On the one hand, this is good as… Read More »

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Selling Your Business? Why You Should Consult With a Lawyer

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Not only is selling a business is a big decision, it is also a highly complex transaction. Indeed, a person who is buying or selling a business should move forward in the process only by first seeking guidance from an experienced business law attorney as well as an accountant. Here, we explain how a… Read More »

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DOL Finds Florida Franchisee Guilty of Labor Law Violations, Orders the Payment of Back Wages

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Business Journal, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has found a franchisee in northeast Florida in violation of multiple federal labor regulations. The franchisee, a restaurant located in Jacksonville, has been charged with violating both the minimum wage and overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…. Read More »

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Florida Franchise Law and Encroachment Disputes

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a franchisee, the last thing you want is to be forced to compete with your own brand. For example, two Burger King locations would not do well if they were across the street from one and other. That location would likely not support both businesses. In order to be successful a franchise needs… Read More »

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What is the Duty to Mitigate Contract Damages?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Consider the following scenario: company A and company B recently signed a $50,000 purchase agreement. The agreement stipulates that company A must deliver a certain product on the morning of January 1st. However, when company A shows up to make the delivery, a representative from company B states that they changed their mind and… Read More »

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Are You Starting a New Business in Florida? Read This

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

There are few things more exciting than starting a brand new business. The possibilities are endless. After all, it has been reported that even major companies like Google, Apple, and Nike got their start in a garage. In order to set up a business that will be able to thrive, you need to give… Read More »

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Seven Issues that Should Be Addressed Within Your Florida Franchise Agreement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A franchise can be an excellent business opportunity for many Floridians. Investors can replicate an already proven business model, while established companies can extend their brand recognition more quickly and efficiently. When things go well, a franchise is mutually beneficial. However, there is also the risk that a destructive dispute could arise between the… Read More »

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